Random Musings: 10/10/2011

One of the most perfect moments in music is the second movement of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. It’s also far too short. Perhaps that is for the best. I might melt down if it were longer.

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I’ve not said much about Steve Jobs’ passing yet. Not sure what to say, really. He was good at what he did, and his influence goes far beyond just Apple products. I don’t think I’d compare him to the likes of Edison like some people seem apt to do right now, but he certainly made an impact. I’m not sure why he earns a pass from the OWS people, but whatever. I can understand why many are sad to see him go, and are feeling a loss right now.

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I’m reading an excellent book right now that raises an interesting point. Who holds the media responsible for their errors? They can make mistakes, never retract them, or retract them poorly, and do a lot of damage. But what happens to the them when they do? They don’t get voted out of office. They don’t usually get fired. No one orders a congressional investigation.

Who watches the watchers?

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I’m feeling melancholy for some reason. I can’t feel that way without being reminded of the movie “Megamind”. I think I’d like to watch that again. I could use a dose of something intelligent and clever (not the same thing), funny, well-acted, and with some heart to it. Why is it lately the best movies seem to be animated? Maybe I just like stuff that doesn’t take itself too seriously, which rules out most of the pretentious rubbish cranked out by Hollywood these days.

“Girls! Girls! You’re both pretty! Can I go home now?”

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